News, thoughts, and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing Co.
Our brewers just can’t sit still.
We’ve got two new limited-release beers hitting the market soon in cans: Beserker and Colonial Aggression.
We debuted these in the taproom last week but wanted to share them with the wider world.
Here’s a little more about them:
Beserker (6.6 percent ABV)
In Old Norse times, berserkers were those who were said to have fought in a trance-like state having drawn their power from the bear. This IPA draws its power and fruit-forward bitterness from a load of Trident and Lotus hops and Norwegian yeast. In battle, berserkers were subject to fits of frenzy and rage and were immune to steel and fire, wreaking great havoc in the ranks of the enemy. While you likely won’t be fighting off anything other than summer heat with this Norwegian IPA, you can still tell your friends you are going BESERK!
Colonial Aggression (4.7 percent ABV)
Brewed just in time for the Fourth of July, a date the British consider a day of Colonial Aggression. With light malt on the front end, a hint of biscuit, and a light hoppy brightness on the end, this Extra Special Bitter has something for all independence-loving people. Brewed with traditional British hops and all American malt, this taproom-only beer is indeed extra special and a little bitter.
Keep an eye for these beers in Shelby County stores wherever good beer is sold. They won’t last long.
After almost eight years of Shelby County being the only place in Tennessee to get Memphis Made Brewing Co. beer, we’re heading eastward.
We’ve signed a deal with DET Distributing Co. and they have started carrying our beer throughout West Tennessee, from Fayette County all the way to Jackson.
This move is part of our gradual expansion plan.
We opened in October 2013 and self-distributed for years, meaning the only place you could get our beer was in Shelby County.
We started distributing in North Mississippi in 2020 through Clark Beverage Group, extending down to Starkville.
This new expansion grows our footprint in the Volunteer State.
This new territory will include Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton Counties.
With summer right around the corner, we’ve decided to release some lighter beers to help your transition into warm weather drinking.
Look for HUG and Soulful Ginger on tap and in cans at our taproom and around Shelby County bars and restaurants starting this week.
They should be in North Mississippi and West Tennessee in a few weeks.
HUG is a smooth wheat ale with late addition hops that clocks in at 5.4 percent ABV.
We developed this beer last year during the pandemic, when we had a hard time remembering the sweet embrace of a good HUG.
Soulful Ginger is a golden saison brewed with candied ginger and peppercorns.
The ginger gives it a unique sweetness and spiciness.
This light and refreshing beer, with an ABV of 6.2 percent, goes well with many Asian dishes.
Spring is here so it’s time for a new seasonal beer.
Kitten Nap, our spring seasonal, has all the flavor you want in a session IPA, but with ABV of 4.8 percent, you can spend the day with it.
Brewed with Calypso and Lemondrop hops, this light golden beer has a fruity and citrusy aroma with a crisp, tropical fruit flavor.
This beer will be available in cans and on tap around town and in the taproom through June.
We’re also working on another seasonal, Soulful Ginger, which should be out in a few weeks.
Keep an eye out for these and other limited edition releases in the future as fermenter space becomes available.
After the year that was 2020, we all deserve a bit of a reset.
We thought that should extend to beer as well, so we've put a new spin on some old favorites, RockBone and Huggy Bear.
These two beers will be part of an ongoing Version 2.021 series.
RockBone Version 2.021 is the first time we've canned this particular India Pale Ale.
This iteration is a bit different, however.
We used Lemondrop hops for a bright citrus aroma and flavor. This unfiltered beer is lighter and fruitier than than original from years past.
Huggy Bear 2.021 is a bigger version of last year's model.
In 2020, this brown ale with honey malt was 5 percent ABV.
This time, we've bumped it up to 6.4 percent to give you more of what you loved in the first one: a sweet, malty backbone and a nice chocolate finish.
Look for these beers in the taproom and around town.